Police & Health workers are working on the frontline; citizens’ cooperation very essential: DGP Shivanand Jha

Gandhinagar

Director General of Police Shivanand Jha said that, Police and Health workers are working on the frontline which makes cooperation of the citizens’ very essential. While all those employees on duty, our Corona Warriors are risking their own lives, it is not fair to spread rumors on social media and demoralize them.

State Government has given some relaxations in essential services, but it has come to notice that these vehicles are also involved in human trafficking. To avoid such circumstance, the police is keeping a careful watch on vehicles transporting essential goods. 23 ambulances have been detained in the state for such cases and strict actions have been taken against them.

Curfew has been strictly enforced in areas that are hotspots of the corona in Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajkot. Yet some irresponsible citizens are stepping put unnecessarily and violating the curfew. In addition to drones and CCTVs, the police are keeping intensive watch through patrolling. In Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajkot, a total of 213 crimes have been registered and 239 people have been arrested for violating curfew.

Stating that the corona warriors are being adequately guarded to enhance the immunity Jha said that police personnel are provided with Drumstick (Moringa) powder, vitamin C tablet, ayurvedic ukalo and lemon water. Additionally, regular areas of police lines and police vehicles are sanitized and those areas where families of police personnel live are being disinfected. 

Jha said that two and three-wheeler vehicles seized during lockdown will be released from the police station with a maximum fine of Rs. 500 and other vehicles with a fine of Rs. 1000. 8691 vehicles seized yesterday were released while more than 59 thousand vehicles have been released so far.

Detailing on the strict implementation of lockdown/curfew and maximum use of technology Jha said that automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) software is used to detect civilians who are frequently seen on the road, strict actions will be taken against such people. Through A.N.P.R 190 cases have been registered and necessary action have been taken. In addition, the camera-equipped police van ‘Prahri’ is keeping an eye on the lockdown covering 360 ​​degree area. So far, 152 offenses have been registered through it. Apart from this, 226 crimes have been registered through recording made by videographer deployed in vehicles on patrol, Jha added.

In association with Nizamuddin Markaz, Jha said that yesterday one case has been registered for lockdown breach against a person travelling from Mumbai to Gandhinagar and has been quarantined, necessary procedures including medical checkup have been taken. So far, 9 offenses have been registered against persons who broke the lockdown in Gujarat from Sura Jamaat.

In addition to spreading rumors on social media, the Social Media Monitoring Cell is keeping constant watch and 17 cases have been registered for spreading rumors in social media. So far 357 offenses have been registered and 685 accused have been arrested. In addition, 274 crimes were registered by the police yesterday with the help of drones and 94 with the help of CCTV. So far, 6751 crimes have been registered with the help of drones and 1206 crimes have been registered through CCTV.

Cases that have been registered so far include 2259 cases of the violation of lockdown 1032 against violating home quarantine and 492 other cases. 2576 vehicles have been seized in the state, added Jha.